Tintola & Minyawoo Catteries Blue Black & White Russians Registered Breeders
Aristocracy of the Cat World
So you want a playful loving companion - then you need a Russian
This is a cat for the connoisseur. It belongs to an old beautiful and comparatively
rare breed that has enjoyed limited popularity during the last 80 - 90 years. Russian
Blues are thought to originate in Russia and were at first called Archangel Cat
The Russian has much to recommend it. The temperament of the Russian cat is wonderful.
They are gentle, playful and affectionate. It is an easy cat to manage, it has a
small voice and is is not usually demanding. The breed is quiet and clean and has
a good constitution. It is rather shy, home-loving and affectionate.
Russians are not prolific breeders with the average number of kittens in a litter
being three or four. Queens (mums) usually have their kittens without trouble.
The kittens are very sweet, and can adapt to any way of life, from the quiet lifestyle
of an adult home , to the exuberance of a family home.
As with a lot of animals males are bigger than females, they are handsome and elegant
cats and can be extremely companionable pets when neutered.
Blue (grey)is the traditional colour of the Russian but black and white Russians
are becoming better known.
The coat of the Russian is plush & lustrous, it is short, made up of a top coat of
normal length soft fur with a thick short undercoat. This causes the upper coat
to stand away from from the body - in the richness of winter at an angle up to 45
degrees, it has a soft springy resilience and topped with a glorious silver sheen.
Eyes should be vivid green (although when born they are blue) set rather wide apart
and almond shaped